20 Jun Whiplash? We Can Help!
If you have ever dealt with the aches and pains of whiplash, you know just how unpleasant and debilitating it can be. It may be so intense that even the smallest of tasks cannot be completed or maybe even turning your head side to side is excruciatingly painful.
Regardless of the severity of the injury, it is not something that should remain untreated. Even the mildest of cases can create stiff, tense neck muscles that last and last and will not go away on their own. The sooner your injury is treated, the sooner you’ll see and feel results.
Spinal Rehab of North County has your back (pun intended) when it comes to injuries. By using a number of different techniques, Dr. Templeton and his staff can help relieve the aches and pains of whiplash and promote healing.
Diagnosing and Treating Whiplash
Before any treatment takes place, you must first be diagnosed. Dr. Templeton and staff will examine your entire spine, not just your neck, because other areas may also be affected and injured as well.
Areas that have limited motion, disc injuries, and muscle and ligament injuries will be identified and noted. You will also be checked for areas that are tender and tight, as well as how easily and well your spinal joints move. How you walk, your posture and the alignment of your spine may also be analyzed. If necessary, an MRI or x-ray will be taken.
It is important for the team at Spinal Rehab of North County to understand your specific body’s mechanics and the health of your spine to help with the diagnosis, treatment, and healing of your body. Diagnosing and understanding each case is important because every case is different than the last. Treatment is not a one-size-fits-all deal and is customized to your specific needs.
During the acute phase of whiplash, soon after it occurs, the reduction of inflammation in your neck needs to be addressed. Therapies like ultrasound, gentle stretching, and other manual techniques may be used. As the inflammation goes down, so does your level of pain. Once that occurs, gentle spinal manipulation and other techniques that will help restore normal range of motion will be administered.
Dr. Templeton may use techniques like flexion-distraction technique, instrument-assisted manipulation, therapeutic massage, trigger point therapy, and/or specific spinal manipulation to help your body heal. These techniques are designed to help increase your ability to conduct your daily activities and tasks.
If you have been involved in a car crash and are experiencing irritating neck pain or whiplash injuries, the knowledgeable and professional staff at Spinal Rehab of North County is here to help you recover and feel better.
Dr. Templeton and his team specialize in treating automobile accident injuries and provide the best chiropractic care customized to your specific needs. We are offering an assessment and 60-minute massage free for those recently in an auto accident. Call Spinal Rehab of North County today and let us help you on your road to recovery.